Deuteronomy 22:5

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The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Deuteronomy 22:5

The woman shall not weare that which pertaineth vnto a man, neither shall a man put on a womans garment: for all that doe so, are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not right for a woman to be dressed in man's clothing, or for a man to put on a woman's robe: whoever does such things is disgusting to the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

There shall not be a man's apparel on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever doeth so is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.
- Darby Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD thy God.
- Webster's Bible

A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

`The habiliments of a man are not on a woman, nor doth a man put on the garment of a woman, for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [is] any one doing these.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 22:5

22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.


Comments for Deuteronomy 22:5

Faith Adibe's comment on 2014-12-15 23:09:50:

i sincerely think that trousers were made originally for men....and following DEUT 22 5...why would a woman have this feeling that can also wear what was made for man not judging any one but the devil has actually made us ignorant of the scripture...we should study and relate it to our modern days....God bless us all in Jesus name....AMEN


SheILa's comment on 2014-12-10 17:44:01:

I believe Joseph 's comment says it right, for 1 Peter 3 v4 says but let it be the hidden man of the heart, this means his eyes to his beloved not for other eyes to see his beloved. Women should not dress in ways that causes men to look upon, women who dress in inappropriate clothing causes men to think, see, wander, and lust so there for both have sinned, women doubly with her own foolish dress attire.


Lambawan U. Samuel's comment on 2014-11-17 03:59:06:

We have to obey the command of GOD, forget about culture i strongly believe deut.22 5 be careful of evil strategy 2day, God open our eye to the truth of word.


Laura's comment on 2014-10-29 08:01:20:

I 've never seen Jesus nor any of his disciples depicted as wearing pants! His garments were described as robes in the gospels. The Bible also says, "But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head it is the same as having her head shaved. " 1 Cor. 11 5. What 's with all this legalism? Where is the freedom in Christ?


Lawrencia's comment on 2014-10-24 04:01:57:

i think the trousers was actually made for the men but then came the saying that "what men can do women can do and do it better ".this made women to start wearing it cause they felt they were also entitled to anything the mans wears so please beware my dear sisters.


Victoria's comment on 2014-09-27 15:05:01:

Although the motive may not be intentionally seductive, but remember what it says in Mathew 5 28 "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart ". It says he has already committed adultery WITH her. That means she has SINNED with him. That is just the reality of it. let us try to be BLAMELESS as it says in Philippians 2 15. So that when we meet the Lord one day and he tells us this man lust after you at so and so time while on earth, he wont say "she seduced me, I could see her shape, her underwear lining ". I pray that the Lord help us because this is a very controversial issue, and it is so sad the body of Christ is split apart from head to toe. The world is comming to an end, please "Seek the LORD and His strength Seek His face continually " Psalm 105 4. God be with us !


Daniel's comment on 2014-09-06 17:47:04:

Deuteronomy 22 5. I believe it means a man should not wear clothings that belong to a woman be it trousers,shirts,vests,etc. Thousands of years ago,trousers did not exist. There were gowns overalls which both men and women wore but they are known to be women 's outfit now. I would just advice we abstain from things that can make people sin like women wear seductive tight fitting pants or skirts ,men wearing loosed shirts and so on. May the Holy Spirit help us in understanding the word of God better. Amen


Bobo's comment on 2014-08-17 06:19:15:

I 've always been a God fearing man, but today 's people terrify me.


Nonmail9's comment on 2014-08-01 05:15:08:

i like the scripture of Deuteronomy 22 5 that said woman should not wear man cloth and man should not wear woman own but there are some pastors saying some thing about pertain ETH they said that pertain ETH means that particular belonging to a particular person. so I am confuse.


Imaobong's comment on 2014-07-28 10:01:21:

the bible say my sheep knows and they hear my voice, and it also says that the devil is roaring like a wounded lion looking for whom to defile. may God help us women in Jesus Name. Amen


Imaobong's comment on 2014-07-28 09:58:11:

The bible says my sheep know and the hear my voice, and it says that the devil is roaring like a wounded lion looking for whom to devour. May God help us women in Jesus Name. Amen


Samuel Boakye's comment on 2014-07-23 06:55:13:

I believe n hope that in every country we have what pertains to women and what pertains to men, so deuteronomy 22 5 is telling us that as a man you dare not go in for what belongs to women likewise as a woman you dare not go in for what belongs to men. the word of God is clear


Sunny's comment on 2014-07-23 02:33:26:

it is gradually that the devil normally comes in to destroy. There are a lot of things men of God have to talk about from the pulpit. Look at the way some muslim women dress. They dress very decently Christian ladies and women should try to dress decently.


Joseph's comment on 2014-07-13 18:29:34:

Could it be that many times man tries to put the Bible into culture removing the true meaning of scripture? The truth is that neither men not women wore britches when God gave this passage to Moses. Both the man and the woman word robes. What was different was that a man wore an outer garment called a girdle. The girdle was an outer belt like garment that the man would use for two purposes. One he would gird up his loins to run in battle secondly he would gird up his loins to work in the field. The rest of the time the girdle would be worn around his waist ready for use. The woman did not wear a girdle or bind her garment at the waist. In do so you show the beautiful figure that God gave to the woman. I believe God wants that figure covered except for her husband. In Genesis, God clothed Adam and Eve covered them with coats of skins. Which the word coat meanse a drapped garment. Man had his own standard, aprons of fig leaves. Aprons are a wide belt. Yet in the presence of a Holy God those coverings of man were not sufficent. God knows that lust is created in man through sight. Seeing women and their beautiful figure was meant for the husband and wife to enjoy. God states that the woman or the man that dresses like the other would cause great confusion and lust. Those that have trusted Jesus Christ as their Saviour will one day wear white robes of righteousness. We will not wear pants and shorts and worse in Heaven.


Emma's comment on 2014-07-07 07:28:11:

I believe Deuteronomy 22 5 women should not wear mens clothing


Hugh's comment on 2014-04-30 07:01:24:

Bonnie Its clear that you are thinking like a Juevenile and to be honest you are intitled to your on opinion. You are thinking Carnal not in the spirit look at the wholed picture and cross reference verse 5 its talking about a whole lot more then just pants....


Henry Adu Coleman's comment on 2014-04-25 10:13:46:

the word of God gives room for culture and tribes to partake in our christian life so God change the language of the Israelite to different tribes in babel and even promote tribes through the sons of Jacob. every tribe has it own culture which dress to wear is part, so how and what to wear differs from tribe to tribe. also God gave man the right to name all things since the time of Adam, so God said what even man decree on earth is decree in heaven. what to wear for man or woman is based on the tribe and the culture sittings of the people which should please God. so God said man should not wear woman 's dress and vice versa because God considered all tribe and culture sittings. God was emphasizing on man not play the role of a woman and woman not play the role of a man because of the issue of homosexuality, submission of women to men, modesty to avoid lust, distinction of sex of man and women and also distinct the occupation of man and women in the home and workplace because men are strong and women are weak. lets allow that Holy Spirit to teach us the word of God.


Prophet Elijah Augustine's comment on 2014-04-16 08:32:23:

well i ve gone thru diffts views people about deu 22 5.This topic is a big blow to the church of Jesus christ and that the devil is draggin the church to hell by bring confusion to our faith in topical wrong for women to put on man s wears, it is a v big sin.i know that my follow prophet re the worse preachers that the devil uses to preach nonesense for their own selfish interest.most prophet re not real men of God,they re looking for money so they cant preach,God wil judge them send them to hell if they dnt stop decieving people.let us obey Deu 22 5 it is nothing but the truth.


Tatenda Samuel Dhokotera's comment on 2014-04-01 06:41:45:

my brethren, l do love you with all my heart, am sorry if am going to hurt you. where the bible is silent am silent,where the bible speak l speak. Dont try to comment any bible verse, you will give account of it in that day. Just say or speak what it said,nothing else. Reasoning will move you further away from the word of God just like Eve. Eve questioned why God forbid to eat the fruits of the tree,when she done it, she was further away from the Word. That 's what you have done


Tracy's comment on 2014-03-21 18:41:28:

im totally lost God open my eyes


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